Gmail Tasks vs Backpack - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs Backpack

 

Gmail Tasks

vs Backpack

Company Google
Company name Google
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Information organizer and simple Intranet with calendar, email integration, and reminders, by 37 Signals.
Home page Gmail Tasks Backpack
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires
Version released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2010-10-26
Type Freeware
Has free version 𐄂
Free version notes
A paid version is available 𐄂 𐄂
Full price low
Full price high
Made specifically for GTD 0
Syncs with
Sync methods
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Link to Task None
Categories Single context only No context support
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields 𐄂
Has reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Use lists as GTD contexts. Can display/edit tasks alongside
Google Calendar.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Create lists of items, set due dates, notes, and add Gmail messages directly to Tasks.
Category dimensions 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Backpack does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-11-10 2009-04-22

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